Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home & Rosewood Memorial Park

601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA


James Denton Hayes

November 13, 1950March 17, 2020

James Denton Hayes, 69, passed away on March 17, 2020. He was born in Miami, FL to the late Edward (Bill) James Hayes and Sallie Minnie Corn Hayes. Jim was a Bayside High School graduate and served his country in the U.S. Army in the early 70’s. He became an electrician and retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Jim was a member of Great Bridge Baptist Church and was a “Big Time” pool player at Q-Master Billiards.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 49 years, Louise Land Doughtie Hayes; 2 children, Carol Hayes Brown (Michael), and Michael James Hayes; 4 grandchildren, Hannah Block (Dan), Evan Brown, Mitchell Brown, and Bailey Hayes; and 1 sister Elizabeth (Penny) Marcum.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please "Pay if forward" or do a random act of kindness in remembrance of Jim. You may offer condolences at www.kellumfuneralhome.com


  • Louise Land Doughtie Hayes, Loving Wife of 49 years
  • Carol Hayes Brown and husband, Michael, Daughter
  • Michael James Hayes, Son
  • Hannah Block and husband, Dan, Grandchild
  • Evan Brown, Grandchild
  • Mitchell Brown, Grandchild
  • Bailey Hayes, Grandchild
  • Elizabeth (Penny) Marcum, Sister
  • Edward (Bill) James Hayes and Sallie Minnie Corn Hayes, Parents (deceased)


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James Denton Hayes

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Glenn Garrison

March 22, 2020

we had some good laff's workin' at Dam Neck,and in 1967-68 at KPSV High .we were always talkin' about our Chevy2 an Chevelle cars.Rest in Peace Ranger ,and thank you for your Service.God Bless You,and your family.He was a Great guy and will always be remembered and missed by everyone that knew him.

Rusty Hilton

March 22, 2020

Jim and I were on the same pool team at Q-Masters Billiards for the last 20 years. I'm very sorry to hear of his passing and wish to extend my deepest condolences to his family. I know I don't need to say this but he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He had one of the biggest hearts of anyone I've known. He was always available for anybody who needed a helping hand with anything. If there is anything I can do, please call. I wish you the best.
Rusty Hilton

luther britt

March 22, 2020

My condolences to the Family. “Big Jim” was a great man. Always positive, especially through his sickness. He always left you with a positive attitude. “ Being no nonsense as he was”, you never got what he said wrong, he expressed himself with simplicity. He loved his family especially the children. He will never be forgotten ! Peace and Blessings to the Family, Our God Makes no Mistake when he called your loved one Home. Yours in Christ Jesus, Luther Britt.

Jennifer Dew

March 21, 2020

Louise & family, we are so sorry in the loss of Jimmy. He was a great guy & it was always nice seeing him at the office when he came to see you. Love, Jennifer Dew & family

John McMillian

March 21, 2020

Cousin Jimmy I looked up to you like a big brother you will truly be missed cousin can't wait to see you again. My prayers are going out to the family.

Debbie Hollingsworth

March 20, 2020

I am soooo sorry about y’all losingJimmy 😞. I just talked to him at Nana Parrish’s house after Sherry’s service. He loved you so much and told when would take care of you forever ❤️🌹🙏. I send you and the kids all my love and prayers ❤️🙏🌹

Charlotte Annas

March 19, 2020

Louise and family,

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Jimmy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Charlotte Annas